The weather started off a bit grey and a bit drizzly on Saturday 22nd March. However, this did not deter the 50 strong
volunteers arriving at the spectacular grounds of Nature in Art.
Nature in Art is the world’s first museum dedicated exclusively to fine, decorative and applied art inspired by nature. The growing collection is housed in a fine Georgian mansion dating from the mid 1700’s. The displays are regularly changed and the museum always has a vibrant programme of temporary exhibitions supported by an unrivalled programme of artists in residence.
Volunteers were greeted by Insight staff on arrival before they were shown to a seated area decorated with vibrant yellow daffodils on
each table. Linda Barnes, a spokesperson for the museum, then gave an insightful breakdown of the history of the grounds and some information about
the exhibiting paintings.
This was followed by a speech by Ann Lightfoot, Insight Gloucestershire’s chairperson. This was received very well by the volunteers as she thanked them and commented,
‘without you there would be no Insight Gloucestershire. We are extremely grateful for all the hard work you put in and I am sure our clients would echo the same sentiment.’
The highlight of the day (well, for all us cake lovers!) was the mouth-watering assortment of cakes on offer afterwards to accompany the tea
and coffee served. Thank you Susan!
In conclusion the venue was a success, the meeting and thanking the volunteers was greatly appreciated by all in attendance and we are
sure that everyone went home (including the staff) with a smile on their face and a belly full of cake!
If you would like to volunteer for Insight Gloucestershire please contact our volunteer coordinator Susan Gregory on 01242 22 11 70.